Gay Cinema: M–LGBTQ Films (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer)

M: List of LGBTQ+ Films whose titles begin with M

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity).

These films are gay, explicitly or implicitly, in their texts, subtexts, performers, and target audiences.

Some films are explicitly gay because their plot is gay-themed (coming out, for instance) or they contain at least one gay character (open or latent about his/her sexuality).

Other films are perceived as gay due to their sensibility and sense of humor (gay camp) and the fact that they are embraced by mostly gay viewers who see gay or camp qualities in them that straight viewers might not.

Still others acquire a more overt gay meaning when it is revealed that their performers are or were gay, as is the case of Vincent Price, George Sanders, Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Ian McKellen.

Updated: July 2019 

Select films whose title begins with M 

Madchen in Uniform, 1931

Madchen in Uniform, 1958

McQueen, 2018

Making Love, 1982

Manhattan, 1979

Margaritas with Strawberries, 2016

Maurice, 1987

Midnight Cowboy, 1969

Milk, 2008

Miseducation of Cameron, The, 2018

Mishima, 1985

Moonlight, 2016

Monster, 2003

Mullholland Drive, 2001

Murder on the Orient Extress, 1974

My Summer of Love, 2004

Music Lovers, The, 1970

My Brilliant Career, 1979

My Own Private Idaho, 1991

Myra Breckindridge, 1970

Mysterious Skin, 2005


M (long list)

M. Butterfly, US (1993)
Ma vie en rose (My Life in Pink), France/Belgium/UK (1997)
Ma vraie vie à Rouen (My Life on Ice), France (2002)
Macho Dancer, Philippines (1988)
Madagascar Skin, UK (1995)
Madame Satã, Brazil/France (2002)
Mädchen in Uniform, Germany (1931)
Mädchen in Uniform, Germany (1958)
Mad Max 2, Australia (1982)
Mahal Kita 1941 (Aishite Imasu 1941), I Love You 1941, Philippines (2004)
Make the Yuletide Gay, US (2009)
Making Love, US (1982)
Mala Noche (Bad Night), US (1985)
The Maltese Falcon, US (1931)
The Maltese Falcon, US (1941)
Mambo Italiano, Canada (2003)
A Man, a Real One (Un homme, un vrai), France (2003)
Man and Boy, UK (2010)
Man at Bath (Homme au bain), France (2010)
The Man I Love (L’homme que j’aime), France (1997)
The Man in Her Life, The Man in Selya’s Life, Philippines (1997)
The Man in the Lighthouse (Ang Lalake sa Parola), Philippines (2007)
Man Is a Woman (L’homme est une femme comme les autres), France (1998)
The Man of My Life (L’Homme de sa vie), France/Italy (2006)
A Man of No Importance, UK/Ireland (1994)
Man of the Year, US (1995)
The Man Who Loved Yngve (Mannen som elsket Yngve), Norway (2008)
Manay Po, Philippines (2006)
Manay Po 2: Overload, Philippines (2008)
Mandragora, Czech Republic (1997)
Mango Soufflé, India (2002)
Mango Kiss, US (2004)
Mangus!, US (2011)
Manji (卍), Japan (1964)
Mannequin, US (1987)
Mannequin Two: On the Move, US (1991)
Männer wie wir (Guys and Balls), Germany (2004)
Männer zum knutschen (Men to Kiss), Germany (2012)
Mano Destra, Switzerland (1986)
Manuela and Manuel (Manuela y Manuel), Puerto Rico (2007)
Maple Palm, US (2006)
The Map of Sex and Love, Hong Kong (2001)
Marble Ass; Dupe od mramora), Serbia (1995)
Margarita, Canada (2012)
Mariko Rose the Spook; Obake no Mariko Rōzu), Japan (2009)
Mario (2018 film), Switzerland (2018)
Markova: Comfort Gay, Philippines (2000)
The Mars Canon, Japan (2002)
Martyrs, France/Canada (2008)
Masahista (The Masseur), Philippines (2005)
Matrimonium, US (2005)
The Matthew Shepard Story, US (2002)
Maurice, UK (1987)
Mauvaise conduite (Improper Conduct), France (1984)
May, US (2002)
Maybe, Maybe Not (Der bewegte Mann), Germany (1994)
Maybe Tomorrow (Baka Bukas), Philippines (2016)
Me … Myself, Thailand (2007)
Mean Girls, US (2004)
Meet the Spartans, US (2008)
Meghdhanushya, India (2013), the first Gujarati film on LGBT.[5]
Mein Freund aus Faro (To Faro), Germany (2008)
Melting Away (נמס בגשם), Israel (2012)
Memento Mori, South Korea (1999)
Men and Women, China (1999)
Men for Sale (Hommes à louer), Canada (2009)
Men in the Nude (Férfiakt), Hungary (2006)
The Men Next Door, US (2012)
Men Not Allowed, India (2005)
Men of Provoq (voyouer), Philippines (2006)
Men to Kiss (Männer zum knutschen), Germany (2012)
Ménage (Tenue de soirée), France (1986)
Merci Docteur Rey, France/US (2002)
Mercy, US (2000)
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, UK/Japan (1983)
Mery per sempre (Forever Mary), Italy (1989)
Mes chers parents, France (2005)
Method, South Korea (2017)
Metrosexual, Thailand (2006)
Metrosexuality, UK (2001)
Mi último round (My Last Round), Chile/Argentina (2011)
Miao Miao, Hong Kong/Taiwan (2008)
Michael (Mikaël), Germany (1924)
Middle Man, UK (2014)
Midnight Cabaret, US (2012)
Midnight Cowboy, US (1969)
Midnight Dancers (Sibak), Philippines (1994)
Midnight Express, US (1978)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, US (1997)
Mielőtt befejezi röptét a denevér (Before the Bat’s Flight Is Done), Hungary (1989)
Miguel/Michelle, Philippines (1998)
Milk, US (2008)
Miller’s Crossing, US (1990)
Mirror Mirror, Australia (2008)
Mirrors (Miroirs d’été), Canada (2007)
Mirrors, UK (2015)
Misconceptions, US (2008)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, US (2005)
Mixed Kebab, Belgium/Turkey (2012)
The M.O. of M.I., US (2002)
The Monkey’s Mask, Australia/Canada/France/Italy/Japan (2000)
Monster, US (2003)
Monster Pies, Australia (2013)
Montana, Israel (2017)
Moonlight, US (2016)
More Scenes from a Gay Marriage, US (2014)
Moreno (Bronze), Philippines (2007)
Morgan, US (2012)
Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice), Italy/France (1971)
Mosquita y Mari, US (2012)
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, US (2005)
Mother Knows Best (Mamma vet bäst), Sweden (2016)
The Mouth of the Wolf (La bocca del lupo), Italy (2009)
Mr. Right, UK (2009)
Mr. Sugar Daddy, Sweden (2016)
The Mudge Boy, US (2003)
Mulholland Drive, US (2001)
Muli (The Affair), Philippines (2010)
Mull, Australia (1988)
Mulligans, Canada (2008)
Mumbai Police, India(2013)
The Music Lovers, UK (1970)
Mute, UK/Germany (2018)
My Beautiful Laundrette, UK (1985)
My Brother…Nikhil, India (2005)
My Brother the Devil, UK (2012)
My Brother’s War, US (2005)
My Dearest Senorita (Mi querida señorita), Spain (1972)
My Fair Son, China (2005)
My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, US (1998)
My Last Round (Mi último round), Chile/Argentina (2011)
My Last Ten Hours with You, Australia (2007)
My Life in Pink (Ma vie en rose), France/Belgium/UK (1997)
My Mother Likes Women (A mi madre le gustan las mujeres), Spain (2002)
My Name Is Love (Love), Sweden (2008)
My Night with Reg, UK (1996)
My Own Private Idaho, US (1991)
My Prairie Home, Canada (2013)
My Summer of Love, UK (2004)
Myra Breckinridge, US (1970)
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, US (2009)
Mysterious Skin, US/Netherlands (2004)